Posted November 18th, 2012, 08:36 AM
Ideas for Dubai would be the water parks of Atlantis or Wild Wadi, a desert safari that includes dune bashing and a camel ride, Dubai Mall offers Kidzania, Sega Republic, an aquarium and ice skating rink. Mall of the Emirates has the indoor ski slope and penguins. You could also explore the Bastakiya area of Dubai and ride across the creek on an abra. Global Village is open through March 31 so perhaps a pre-cruise outing
Abu Dhabi has Ferrari World and the Falcon Hospital with falcon interaction
Fujairah-you could arrange a dhow cruise and a good chance of seeing dolphins
onboard the ship I can't offer any suggestions other than the obvious, not having cruised with children before
Happy to provide more info on Dubai and Abu Dhabi if I can help
Thanks so much. Right now I am planing to spend one day before the cruise visiting the Bastakiya area, Dubai museum, Spice Souk, and Abra boat ride. Global Village sounds really neat too - I will have to check it out.
At the end of the cruise we will probably stay 3 or 4 days in Dubai, mostly to have fun and relax. I am thinking of Ski Dubai, Malls, Aquarium, Kidzania, Wild Wadi, and the beach. We would probably also do one of the camel ride/dune bashing/dinner excursions during that time.
In Abu Dhabi we would definitely want to see the Mosque. The Falcon Hospital sounds really interesting, but I am a bit bird-phobic so we will probably skip it
. None of us are really into cars and the kids are NOT thrill-seekers so not sure whether Ferrarri World is worth it. Does it offer enough mild attractions for people who are not into cars to make it a good excursion?
We have two days in Oman. One day we will probably tour the town and explore on our own. The second day I would like to do a tour to see more of the area - Nizwa sounds interesting. However, I do not enjoy tours in which you just drive around and have short stops to take a picture. I would rather do something at a couple of places then see many for a moment. Also, sitting in a vehicle all day wouldn't be fun for the boys. If anyone could tell me more about the offered excursions it would be great.
In Fujairah we might go on the excursion to a beach resort. None of the other offered tours sound that exciting. Again, it would be good to hear from people who have taken other excursions. Reading the description really doesn't help that much.
Unfortunately, there is noone on the roll call for our date - this seems a good destination for setting up a private excursion.